Welcome to Episode Five of the Tejon Ranch History Podcast. This episode focuses on the continuing gold rush and Tejon Ranch’s legacy. The main roads that led to the gold fields cut through Tejon Ranch. The roads could be dangerous as California was still wild and there were skirmishes between settlers and the various tribes in California. Ranch founder Edward Fitzgerald Beale was brought it to broker peace, and because of his relationship with the tribes, which was based on mutual respect, he was successful. However, the federal government didn’t take too kindly to Beale’s and the local population’s relationship. This relationship ultimately held ramifications for Beale, the local Indians and what was to come next.